Sunday, February 15, 2009

Basic Instructions

Comics are strange. They're fiercely competitive in a way that makes it almost impossible to get into any newspapers, but because they need to appeal to a broad audience and because people get attached to comics they know (Garfield, Peanuts etc.) the quality isn't always great and you hardly ever see anything new.

Basic Instructions isn't in any papers and probably never will be, but I think the artist is on the verge of making some money off of the strip through building a readership on the Internet (this isn't a "yay Internet" post. The Internet is a big reasons why comics are in decline in the first place).

I think it's excellent.

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